Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

John Kairys, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Co-Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Center
Chief Medical Information Officer

Surgery - Endocrine
Surgery - General

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Office Locations

1100 Walnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-5528
Fax: (215) 503-8505

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Recent Publications

Patient Symptoms Are the Most Frequent Indicators of Recurrence in Patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage II Melanoma

Francis F. Maury, M.D. (1840 to 1879): An often forgotten pioneer in early American surgery

Consistent Surgeon Evaluations of Three-Dimensional Rendering of PET/CT Scans of the Abdomen of a Patient with a Ductal Pancreatic Mass

Samuel D. Gross, M.D. (1805-1884): an innovator, even in death.

Lymph node ratio is an important and independent prognostic factor for patients with stage III melanoma

Three dimensional projection environment for molecular design and surgical simulation

Changes in Operative Case Experience for General Surgery Residents: Has the 80-Hour Work Week Decreased Residents' Operative Experience?

Lymphoscintigraphy in cutaneous melanoma: An updated total body atlas of sentinel node mapping

Cumulative Operative Experience Is Decreasing During General Surgery Residency: A Worrisome Trend for Surgical Trainees?

Prognostic Significance of Lymph Node Metastases and Ratio in Esophageal Cancer

Anterior (Trans-Abdominal) Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Have endovascular procedures negatively impacted general surgery training?

Use of critical incidents to develop a rating form for resident evaluation of faculty teaching

Surgeon-performed ultrasound for preoperative localization of abnormal parathyroid glands in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

The bane of atypical capsular melanocytes

Immunopharmacological analysis of an autologous, hapten-modified human melanoma vaccine

Immunopharmacologic analysis of an autologous, hapten-modified human melanoma vaccine

Supernumerary parathyroid tissue hidden by high uptake in the submandibular gland.

Ectopic expression of guanylyl cyclase C in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and stomach

Lymphoscintigraphy in cutaneous melanoma: A total body atlas of sentinel node mapping